Secure Shell, better known as SSH, is a cryptographic network protocol used to execute commands on a remote web server or to exchange info between a server and a client. Since the info exchanged by the two sides is protected, a third party simply cannot intercept it, which makes SSH a favorite means of controlling a website hosting account. The commands that could be executed are determined by the type of hosting service. On a shared web server, for example, the alternatives are limited since you won't have root access to the hosting server, so you could simply create/move/delete files, create and unpack archives, import and export databases, etcetera. They're all actions which are performed within the shared hosting account and do not need a higher level of access. Through a virtual or a dedicated server, you shall be able to set up server-side software or to restart the server or just a certain service (web server, database server, etc.). SSH commands are submitted through a command line, and if you don't use a UNIX-like OS, there are tons of apps for other OSs, you can employ to connect to the remote web server as well.
SSH Telnet in Web Hosting
SSH access may be allowed with a mouse click via the Hepsia Control Panel if the web hosting that you have picked provides this function as standard. If not, you may include it through the Add Services/Upgrades section of your Control Panel and enable it instantly. You will find all the information you need in the SSH section of the CP - the host, the port number and the username that you must use, as well as detailed Help articles where we have listed all of the commands you can use in the account and examples of the syntax you have to use. The SSH password can be changed from the same section anytime with a couple of mouse clicks. As long as SSH access is enabled, you shall also be able to connect safely and securely using an FTP client too. With an SFTP connection, all the files which you upload shall go through an encrypted connection.
SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers
SSH access is available by default with some of our semi-dedicated server plans, while with others you will be able to include it through the hosting Control Panel if necessary - even only for the current month. Either way, you'll be able to activate and de-activate the feature with one click through the SSH section of the CP. In the same spot, you'll find the server name, the port number and the username needed to connect to our platform. You'll also find a box in which you may enter the password which you want to use, since it doesn't have to be the same as the one you use to log into the CP. For better security, you can also change it as often as you need. A full list of the commands that can be executed in a semi-dedicated account is available in our Knowledge Base, together with the syntax and a number of instances. An extra function after SSH access is allowed will be the ability to connect to your hosting space via SFTP through any FTP client that supports this type of connections.
SSH Telnet in VPS Servers
The VPS server solutions that we offer provide SSH access as standard, not as an additional upgrade or a function that you should activate. The moment your new server is prepared, you shall be able to connect and start working on your content using the login details that you've entered during the order procedure. A copy of the SSH credentials will be sent to you via email too. Since your VPS shall be isolated from the others on the physical hosting server, there aren't any limitations regarding what you can or can't do via SSH. You can download, set up and manage any piece of software which will run on a Linux machine, reboot your entire server or simply a specific software component, and work with files, folders and databases without any restrictions. All you will need for this is a console or an SSH client on your end.